Devaka Cooray

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Devaka started programming with Pascal and BASIC languages when he was 13, and he has been coding with Java since 2003. Devaka got his bachelor's in computer science from the University of Moratuwa, and currently holds SCJP, SCWCD, and SCBCD certifications. He is mostly known as the author of ExamLab , which is a popular exam simulator for SCJP certification.
When he is not wrangling with his JavaEE and enterprise projects, he likes to play with sneaky web application security stuff.
More about Devaka can be found at his website http://www.devakacooray.com/
Devaka was made a Bartender in 2010, was promoted to Sheriff in 2015 , and was made a Marshal in 2015 Email
Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
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5 hours ago
Here is a list of new features deployed with today's deployment of the forum software:

  • Devaka - shark tank trap door mechanism adjustment
  • Devaka - donuts cleared out of torpedo tube 3 so we don't get ants
  • Devaka - strengthen the intensity of main ultrasonic transducers
  • Devaka - bring the flux capacitor online
  • Devaka - undocked the command module from the secret mission module
  • Devaka - connect more solar cells to the undervolt main B bus
  • Devaka - re-calibration of the carbonite freezer
  • Devaka - Show site announcements on mobile view
  • Devaka - increase the magnetic field intensity of the primary cyclotron
  • Devaka - dilithium crystal calibration
  • Devaka - found the droids we were looking for
  • Devaka - fishing the gross goo out of the carbonite freezer after a boo-boo
  • Devaka - removed the dead tribbles from shuttle pod 7
  • Devaka - enhance plasma synthesis to make the production of artificial atoms more efficient
  • Devaka - refill lithium deuteride in the external pulsed plasma propulsion
  • Devaka - add more boron control rods to the secondary nuclear reactor
  • Devaka - Improve cow poll interface
  • Devaka - Cow poll always show current votes column
  • Devaka - Fix bug with cow poll where the max allowed votes didn't work properly
  • Devaka - New cow poll incremental buttons with new icons
  • Devaka - Fix bug with cow poll minimum thumbs down allowance
  • Devaka - Show the number of cows and thumbs left for the current user in a cow poll
  • Devaka - Include a description of cow poll votes
  • Devaka - lava routed to a lower level, opening up three more bunk rooms for henchmen
  • Devaka - electricity made 178% efficient by replacing fluorescent bulbs with incandescent bulbs in cabin 12
  • Devaka - more quantum detectors installed to capture remote brainstem activities
  • Devaka - alligator pit trap door mechanism adjustment
  • Devaka - replaced some of the polymer solar cells with organic solar cells
3 weeks ago
Have a cow for reporting this. Can you please tell us what you were doing when this happened? What page / forum / category were you in?
Here is what's new in the latest version of the forum software we just deployed to coderanch:

  • Devaka - strengthen the intensity of main ultrasonic transducers
  • Devaka - donuts cleared out of torpedo tube 3 so we don't get ants
  • Devaka - Make custom thread URLs case-insensitive
  • Devaka - Overhaul the best threads algorithm
  • Devaka - added to level 5 diagnostic for long range sensors
  • Devaka - enhance plasma synthesis to make the production of artificial atoms more efficient
  • Devaka - improve the performance of distributed bragg reflector
  • Devaka - completed another round of 3C273 quasar flyby
  • Devaka - reworked the AI of HAL 9000
  • Devaka - safety cover installed over self destruct button
  • Devaka - boost the main engine thrust by a magnitude of 3.14
  • Devaka - bring the flux capacitor online
  • Devaka - fishing the gross goo out of the carbonite freezer after a boo-boo
  • Devaka - electricity made 178% efficient by replacing fluorescent bulbs with incandescent bulbs in cabin 12
  • Devaka - cleaned that weird goo out of transporter room 2
  • Devaka - refilled the main beta particle emitter with copper-64 isotope
  • Devaka - Prevent anonymous post likes
  • Devaka - reset the dart launchers in the cave labyrinth
  • Devaka - Prevent accidental double-submit of posts
  • Devaka - main engine reconnected to another electron pump
  • Devaka - corrected a 5.39x10⁻⁴⁴ seconds offset found in the main atomic clock
  • Devaka - shielded the primary shuttle from the messier 83 gamma ray burst
  • Devaka - replace electrodes of the gridded ion thruster
  • Devaka - robot goat army finally has actual targeting so THAT won't happen again
  • Devaka - removed the dead tribbles from shuttle pod 7
  • Devaka - increase the magnetic field intensity of the primary cyclotron
  • Devaka - fix image alpha channel detection logic
  • Devaka - fix the broken vacuum beam lines in the primary electrostatic nuclear accelerator
  • Devaka - dilithium crystal calibration
  • Devaka - Make img tag works with multilines
  • Devaka - refill the main wetwell suppression pools
  • Devaka - clean out the kraken cave
1 month ago
When you go to this page https://coderanch.com/forums (without going through javaranch.com) do you still get that error?
2 months ago
  • Devaka - dilithium crystal calibration
  • Devaka - shark tank trap door mechanism adjustment
  • Devaka - main engine reconnected to another electron pump
  • Devaka - Maintain correct cases with autolinks
  • Devaka - Fix the leaderboard layout which was broken when not logged in
  • Devaka - strengthen the intensity of main ultrasonic transducers
  • Devaka - undocked the command module from the secret mission module
  • Devaka - corrected a 5.39x10⁻⁴⁴ seconds offset found in the main atomic clock
  • Devaka - removed the dead tribbles from shuttle pod 7
  • Devaka - shielded the primary shuttle from the messier 83 gamma ray burst
  • Devaka - temporary jump jets added to escape pod 7
  • Devaka - Fix bug where the forum pagination was hiding some topics
  • Liutauras - connect the lightning rod to the top of the clock tower
  • Liutauras - clean up the broken indium phosphide crystals
  • Liutauras - fine-tune the lorentz force in the main z-pinch system
  • Devaka - clean out the kraken cave
  • Devaka - bring the flux capacitor online
  • Devaka - Improve CSRF prevention.
2 months ago
Here is a list of new features that we deployed with our latest release of the coderanch.com forum software:

  • Liutauras - bring the flux capacitor online
  • Liutauras - main engine reconnected to another electron pump
  • Liutauras - primary weapon made 4% more efficient
  • Devaka - reset the dart launchers in the cave labyrinth
  • Devaka - improve the water cooling system
  • Devaka - Include javascript in the full screen mode of threads
  • Devaka - added to level 5 diagnostic for long range sensors
  • Devaka - robot goat army finally has actual targeting so THAT won't happen again
  • Liutauras - fishing the gross goo out of the carbonite freezer after a boo-boo
  • Devaka - shielded the primary shuttle from the messier 83 gamma ray burst
  • Devaka - connect more solar cells to the undervolt main B bus
  • Devaka - Improve title of premium thread options
  • Devaka - alligator pit trap door mechanism adjustment
  • Devaka - Fix bug where book reviews didn't show up on the scavenger hunt list for non staff users
  • Devaka - refilled the main beta particle emitter with copper-64 isotope
  • Devaka - removed the dead tribbles from shuttle pod 7
  • Devaka - lava routed to a lower level, opening up three more bunk rooms for henchmen
  • Devaka - remove background around merit badges
3 months ago
  • Devaka - replace electrodes of the gridded ion thruster
  • Devaka - Fix bug where the "add another file" button didn't work on mobile view
  • Devaka - Fix bug where deleting a purple mooseage from the mobile view switches the user to the desktop view
  • Jeanne - connect more solar cells to the undervolt main B bus
  • Jeanne - refill the main wetwell suppression pools
  • Jeanne - cow poll bug fix: clearing your cow votes was wiping out people's choice votes
  • Jeanne - cow poll bug fix: clear was showing on answers with zero votes
  • Jeanne - cow poll bug fix: voting last cow wasn't working
  • Jeanne - cow poll bug fix: sort order was not correct for all options
  • Jeanne - reworked the AI of HAL 9000
  • Jeanne - only show as winner/leader of cow poll if votes have been cast
  • Jeanne - fix cow poll in mobile view
  • Jeanne - fix cow poll votes for pie users
  • Jeanne - refill lithium deuteride in the external pulsed plasma propulsion
  • Devaka - strengthen the intensity of main ultrasonic transducers
  • Devaka - cleaned that weird goo out of transporter room 2
  • Devaka - connect the lightning rod to the top of the clock tower
  • Devaka - Show merit badges even when there is no signature
  • Devaka - Use shorter URL for merit badges
3 months ago
Here's what's new in the latest version of the forum software we just deployed!

  • Devaka - Avoid smilies showing up in unintended places
  • Devaka - refill the main wetwell suppression pools
  • Devaka - removed the dead tribbles from shuttle pod 7
  • Devaka - replaced some of the polymer solar cells with organic solar cells
  • Devaka - remove mobile links from sitemaps
  • Devaka - Make /mobile links do 301 redirects
  • Devaka - Users can log in using their secondary email addresses
  • Devaka - shark tank trap door mechanism adjustment
  • Devaka - completed another round of 3C273 quasar flyby
  • Devaka - fine-tune the lorentz force in the main z-pinch system
  • Devaka - Fix incorrect pagination on wiki threads and malformed post URLs
  • Devaka - Make "forget password" feature work with secondary emails
  • Devaka - more quantum detectors installed to capture remote brainstem activities
  • Devaka - fishing the gross goo out of the carbonite freezer after a boo-boo
  • Devaka - refilled the main beta particle emitter with copper-64 isotope
  • Devaka - boost the main engine thrust by a magnitude of 3.14
  • Devaka - electricity made 178% efficient by replacing fluorescent bulbs with incandescent bulbs in cabin 12
  • Devaka - fix the broken vacuum beam lines in the primary electrostatic nuclear accelerator
  • Devaka - connect more solar cells to the undervolt main B bus
  • Devaka - alligator pit expansion
  • Devaka - Change the "advertise" link
  • Devaka - temporary jump jets added to escape pod 7
  • Devaka - Fix DX5 spacing in mobile view
  • Devaka - Fix email ads where no description was shown
  • Devaka - Support CMYK encoding on JPEGs
  • Devaka - Direct the user to enter their current password when attempting to change email without entering the password
  • Devaka - improve the water cooling system
  • Devaka - dilithium crystal calibration
  • Devaka - Allow users to switch a secondary email to primary email
  • Devaka - corrected a 5.39x10⁻⁴⁴ seconds offset found in the main atomic clock
  • Devaka - main engine reconnected to another electron pump
  • Devaka - thinking cap rebuilt to use batteries instead of gasoline
4 months ago
I want to add that anyone who wishes to advertise on coderanch with our thread boost stuff can get a thread like this for free.
4 months ago
I made that thread. For jetbrains.

If you or anyone else wants to advertise on coderanch with a thread like that (or in any other fashion), please feel free to email me:
4 months ago
We just deployed a new release of the forum software, with these changes:

  • Devaka - lava routed to a lower level, opening up three more bunk rooms for henchmen
  • Devaka - reworked the AI of HAL 9000
  • Devaka - bring the flux capacitor online
  • Devaka - clean up the broken indium phosphide crystals
  • Devaka - Custom titles override user ranking.
  • Devaka - Show a "staff" icon next to staff users
  • Devaka - Make the bookmark window open with correct window size
  • Devaka - primary weapon made 4% more efficient
  • Devaka - thinking cap rebuilt to use batteries instead of gasoline
  • Devaka - connect the lightning rod to the top of the clock tower
  • Devaka - Fix discrepancy of post counts on user profile and thread view
  • Devaka - Fix bug where two spaces after URL break the hyperlink
  • Devaka - main engine reconnected to another electron pump
  • Devaka - electricity made 178% efficient by replacing fluorescent bulbs with incandescent bulbs in cabin 12
  • Devaka - Use black font for the title / rank of users on posts
  • Devaka - replace electrodes of the gridded ion thruster
  • Devaka - undocked the command module from the secret mission module
  • Devaka - Minor refinements for the user ledger page
4 months ago
Here's what's new in the latest version of the forum software that we just deployed to coderanch:

  • Jeanne - lava routed to a lower level, opening up three more bunk rooms for henchmen
  • Jeanne - corrected a 5.39x10⁻⁴⁴ seconds offset found in the main atomic clock
  • Devaka - Switch to recaptcha
  • Devaka - Increase padding around premium upgrade blocks
  • Devaka - Prevent autolinks from changing the case of the original phrase
  • Devaka - refill lithium deuteride in the external pulsed plasma propulsion
  • Devaka - strengthen the intensity of main ultrasonic transducers
  • Devaka - fishing the gross goo out of the carbonite freezer after a boo-boo
  • Frits - Fix the number of Cows in the profile page
  • Devaka - Fix the problem of different versions of jquery being loaded on some pages
  • Devaka - Make unauthenticated requests always show the new login/signup screen
  • Devaka - alligator pit trap door mechanism adjustment
  • Devaka - safety cover installed over self destruct button
  • Devaka - Change the wording on the "My Stuff" menu where it says "purchased/rented" on things I received as gifts
  • Devaka - reset the dart launchers in the cave labyrinth
5 months ago
  • Devaka - Smooth upload large files from another URL
  • Devaka - Include thread URL in emails about premium thread affiliation
  • Devaka - shielded the primary shuttle from the messier 83 gamma ray burst
  • Devaka - thinking cap rebuilt to use batteries instead of gasoline
  • Devaka - rewire cabin 12 to facilitate a hologram projector
  • Devaka - main engine reconnected to another electron pump
  • Devaka - shark tank trap door mechanism adjustment
  • Devaka - improve the water cooling system
  • Devaka - replaced some of the polymer solar cells with organic solar cells
  • Devaka - dilithium crystal calibration
  • Devaka - upgrade aft shields
  • Devaka - cleaned that weird goo out of transporter room 2
  • Devaka - improve the performance of distributed bragg reflector
  • Devaka - re-calibration of the carbonite freezer
  • Devaka - Show a confirmation step before accepting a premium thread gift
  • Devaka - donuts cleared out of torpedo tube 3 so we don't get ants
  • Devaka - Optimize date/time formats on posts to support daylight saving time.
  • Devaka - Fix line heights in premium thread upgrades page
  • Devaka - Improve wording in the email preferences page
  • Devaka - refilled the main beta particle emitter with copper-64 isotope
  • Devaka - undocked the command module from the secret mission module
  • Devaka - Improve the flow of the premium gift acceptance process
  • Devaka - Embed premium embed upgrade options inside the premium block
  • Devaka - Make email preference links shorter and contain tokens
  • Devaka - Discontinue the old view
  • Devaka - Ability to upgrade to premium thread gifts
5 months ago